Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum

Language Arts

As students develop listening, visual and motor skills, their vocabularies and understanding of word concepts grow. Immersion in a print-rich environment helps students learn to recognize and form letters. Teachers work on development of oral language and phonemic awareness, using literature, songs, rhymes and games. As active participants in learning, students have many opportunities to express themselves to their classmates and teachers.


Students improve their logical reasoning skills as they play. So we give them opportunties to interact with their environment and manipulate materials. We introduce them to number recognition, solving basic word problems, recognizing patterns, identifying shapes and their attributes and ordering numbers.


During visits to the computer lab students learn to recognize keyboard letters and work on fine motor skills. We teach them to manuever the keyboard and mouse through age-appropriate learning modules.

World Language

Spanish instruction begins with our two-year old students. Students learn key phrases in their new language through simple, repeated songs and chants. As they learn basic vocabulary, our preschool students share the joy of learning a second language.

Music and Art

Our early learning Music program incorporates a "hands-on" and "minds-on" approach by combining elements from the Suzuki Violin method with the Orff Methods. This unique combination and approach aids students in learning to read, feel, and internalize music; making new cognitive connections with every class.

Visual Arts

Visual Arts in early learning stimulate creativity and encourage students to establish connections between art and other disciplines, such as history and world cultures. Students also investigate the relationship between colors, shapes, and lines through hands-on, age-appropriate activities. Our instructors use a variety of materials and techniques to expose students to the many possibilities that exist within visual arts.


Movement classes focus on gross motor skills to strengthen the large muscle groups of the body. They also increase coordination through movement activities and games. A non-competitive environment helps students feel safe to try new skills.

Hands-On Exploration

Capitalizing on our early learning students’ natural curiosity of the world, they are engaged in a hands-on approach in various activities.  Our teachers focus on supporting students in their development of observation skills, problem solving skills, and helping them to understand that questioning is a part of the learning process.  Developmentally appropriate science is also included in this curricular area.

Character Education

Emphasis on character development begins as soon as students set foot on a Rancho Solano campus. Our students learn to be productive citizens of the world. We incorporate the Rancho Five – Respectful, Responsible, Polite, Considerate, Successful – into a curriculum that transitions outside the walls of the classroom.

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